on this day

“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful” “It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful”

Born on this day in 1913 composer Benjamin Britten.

on November 22, 2019 at 7:21 AM
Dark victory Dark victory

On this day in 1967 conductor Herbert von Karajan bowed at the Metropolitan Opera conducting and directing Die Walküre.

on November 21, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Even the orchestra is beautiful Even the orchestra is beautiful

On this day in 1966 the landmark concept musical Cabaret opened at the Broadhurst Theatre to run 1,165 performances.

on November 20, 2019 at 11:41 AM
The way she was The way she was

On this day in 1962 soprano Régine Crespin made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Marschallin.

on November 19, 2019 at 10:24 AM
Shining star Shining star

On this day in 1974 tenor José Carreras made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Cavardossi.

on November 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Silver lining Silver lining

On this day in 1975 soprano Roberta Peters celebrated the 25th anniversary of her Metropolitan Opera debut, singing Despina.

on November 17, 2019 at 11:28 AM
Living in the past Living in the past

On this day in 1981 Stephen Sondheim‘s Merrily We Roll Along opened at the Alvin Theatre, to run 16 performances.

on November 16, 2019 at 10:28 AM
A star is born A star is born

On this day in 1918 soprano Rosa Ponselle made her Metropolitan Opera debut (and her first appearance in opera!) as Leonora in La forza del destino.

on November 15, 2019 at 1:17 PM
Light my fire Light my fire

Born on this day in 1926 soprano Leonie Rysanek.

on November 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM
“Let me feel, not speak” “Let me feel, not speak”

On this day in 1906 Alla Nazimova made her Broadway debut in the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Princess Theatre.

on November 13, 2019 at 7:57 AM
Popp idol Popp idol

Born on this day in 1939 soprano Lucia Popp.

on November 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM
The constant nymph The constant nymph

On this day in 1993 Dvorak’s Rusalka finally appeared at the Met, with Gabriela Benacková in the title role.

on November 11, 2019 at 10:09 AM
She tells me you’re some sort of a genius She tells me you’re some sort of a genius

Born on this day in 1889 film and stage actor Claude Rains.

on November 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM
To draw a firm line To draw a firm line

Born on this day in 1883 stage and film actress Edna May Oliver.

on November 09, 2019 at 11:42 AM